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Sharad S Kavadi Memorial Fund in support of Ekal
In the memory of Sh. Sharad Kavadi [ June 3, 1933- July 25, 2020 ]
Sharad Sadashiv Kavadi, a stalwart in the Indian-American community for over 50 years, passed away on July 25th. During his life he played foundational and pivotal roles in many different organizations in the United States that served his beloved homeland of India and the Indian diaspora as it migrated to the US and established itself in this country. His legacy will be long-lived and he will be greatly missed by us all.
He leaves behind a loving family that would like to honor his many years of service to social causes by establishing the Sharad S. Kavadi Memorial Fund in support of Ekal Vidyalaya.
About Ekal Vidyalaya:
Ekal Vidyalaya is an organization whose focus is to bring education and empowerment to over 100 Million people living in remote rural villages in India. At its very core Ekal works on strengthening the rural fabric of India which is key to India's development. Kavadi ji always stood for efforts that strengthened India and thus Ekal was very close to his heart. Ekal is a scaled organization that has nearly 3 million children enrolled in the over 100,000 single teacher schools in all states in India and some in Nepal. We run the schools at the very low cost of $1/ day. In addition to running schools we also work on digital literacy, health and skill training in the villages. Ekal was awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize by the government of India. This is the highest award given by the government of India to Non-Profit Organizations. Ekal has gone into very isolated and difficult areas helping some of the most marginalized people in the world gain access to education, health and skill training. Every dollar of your donation to Ekal will go a long way in having a transformational effect on rural India.
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Campaign started: July 29, 2020
Campaign closes: December 31, 2020 (11:59 pm PST)